American Craft Council Show
Our work was starting to take shape, we had a couple finished pieces and it seemed like a good Idea to apply for a booth at the American Craft Council’s annual show in Baltimore. Unsure of whether or not we would make it into such a competitive show we applied and kept experimenting. A few months pass as the deliberations take place. We made it into the show. Now there was much work to be done. We had to turn a couple pieces into a great booth. I worked nonstop to get everything in order for opening day.
The show itself was a great success but we had a lot of interest from the artists who could see through our prototype designs to a basic understanding of the technology behind the art. They wanted it. Many glass artists from other booths at the show would come linger and stare trying to figure out the details. Some of them even asked if we would teach them or sell them the tools. It would be great to one day sell our technology but for now we needed a patent. Our greatest fear was that some other artist or manufacturer would see our innovation, take it, patent it and then force us to stop using our invention. After the show our first priority was the development of a utility patent for our technology.